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About the Exhibition

RADIUS is the 25th Annual Limerick School of Art & Design 2nd Year Painting Exhibition.

Continuing in the approach of innovative exhibition formats for the Annual Painting Show, each student created two individual circular artworks.

One of the circular panels relates to the students’ interpretation from the Hunt Museum’s important collection which encompasses over 2600 works including artworks by Picasso, Giacometti and Renoir as well as vitrines full of curious artefacts.

The other panel relates to the interconnectedness of nature, environment, gender, music and responds to the environs of the Hunt Museum and beyond, including the River Shannon.

Artists throughout history have investigated and explored these contexts and in today’s world of turmoil and change, these issues have become pertinent to how contemporary artists create and engage with the real world.

Alongside the wall display of over 60 circular pieces each student will have their own projection of their Wunderkammer (Room of Wonder) a projected image of research objects, images and curious items that relate to their subject area and sense of investigation.

The Wunderkammer, also known as Cabinets of Curiosity, date back to Renaissance Europe when collectors and explorers began collecting exotic and bizarre objects and exhibiting them in wonder rooms and thus forming the basis of the museum today.

The painting students’ interpretation of this idea breathes new life into this subject, and offers diverse and imaginative responses from today’s visual thinkers. The students’ Wunderkammer images exist as a set of postcards that are available for purchase at the exhibition.

Works for Sale

All of the works in this exhibition are available for purchase with 100% of proceeds donated to Doras, the Limerick-based refugee and migrant support organisation.

Please email exhibitions@huntmuseum.com to arrange purchase.

Venue

Education Wing

The Custom House, Rutland Street
Limerick, V94 EV8A Ireland

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